Emmett Till And Lovecraft
For those not familiar with the incident, Emmett Till was a 14 year African American kid from the south side of Chicago, who in 1955 was murdered while visiting family in Mississippi. The background to the murder, was that Emmett was supposed to have been flirting with married white woman. The womans husband and his half brother tracked Emmett down, kidnapped him, beat him up ,tortured him ( including gouging out one of his eyes) and then shooting him. The 2 murderers were tried but acquitted.
When the body was returned to Chicago for burial. Emmetts mom insisted on an open casket, so people could see the mutation done to his body. The case was widely published in the African American media and was one of the pivotal points in the early civil rights movement.
Tom from Chicago.
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